After a remarkable 13-year journey, Doug “Censor” Martin, a stalwart of competitive Call of Duty, has announced his retirement.
His persistence in the sport, outlasting other legends like Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag, Ian “Crimsix” Porter, and Seth “Scump” Abner, is commendable. Despite years in the Challengers League, Censor has decided to step away, marking the end of an era.
Pursuing a New Challenge: Guinness World Record
Apart from being a celebrated Call of Duty player, Censor has amassed over 2 million YouTube subscribers, thanks to his diverse content ranging from vlogs and pranks to gameplays.
With his retirement announcement, Censor expressed his new ambition: breaking the Guinness World Record for most pull-ups in a single day, currently held at 8,600 by Australian Gary Lloyd.
My dream this year is to do 11,111 pull-ups in a day and also win a championship in COD. I know it sounds insane, but I really believe it. Always dream big 💫 pic.twitter.com/hwhtxfU4Yt
— Doug (@Censor) January 13, 2024
Reflecting on Censor’s Impactful CoD Career
Censor’s Call of Duty career, officially starting in 2011, boasts significant achievements. He clinched the MLG National Championship 2011 with Quantic Nex-TT-hreat and later, in 2014, the Call of Duty Championship US Regional Final with Strictly Business.
His tenure with FaZe as a content creator and player, including a win at UMG Nashville 2014, further solidifies his legacy in the game.
November 20th, 2011
On this day 12 years ago Quantic Nex-TT-hreat was crowned your 2011 MLG National Champions!
First Place: $50,000
Largest Prize pool at the time for COD and Doug @Censor Martin's first championship!… pic.twitter.com/EbYbm1Bf7L
— COD Archives (@ArchivesCOD) November 20, 2023
Censor’s Journey Through Teams
From 2014 to 2024, Censor’s career saw him move across various teams, always striving to secure a spot on a Call of Duty League starting roster. His competitive spirit remained undimmed, culminating in a 9th-12th place finish at the Challengers Major 1 event.
Community’s Outpouring of Support
The announcement of Censor’s retirement has drawn immense support from fans and professional players alike, who have taken to social media to encourage him in his new endeavors.
This man has done so much for me the last few years, truly haven’t met anyone like him in life he’s one of a kind. All the best brother @Censor pic.twitter.com/gYqOQizH5g
— SeanyCod (@SeanyCod) January 29, 2024
The End of an Era in Competitive Call of Duty
Censor’s departure from competitive Call of Duty is not just the end of a career but marks the transition of a legend from the esports arena to a new field of challenge. His determination and resilience will continue to inspire both in and out of the gaming world.